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L&G appoints Ben Thompson as mortgages director

Legal & General has appointed Ben Thompson as mortgages director.

Thompson, who comes to L&G from Paymentshield, will manage the insurer’s Mortgage Club and be responsible for ensuring advisers have access to its mortgage products.

L&G director of housing Stephen Smith says: “We look forward to having Ben on board and we’re sure his experience and enthusiasm will help us drive our plans forward.

“Ben takes over one of the strongest teams in the industry, with Martyn Smith heading up mortgage products, Danny Belton operations, Anita Howe Marketing, and Sales handled by a national team of Sales Development Managers.”


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